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Please help- ds has a fever, conjunctivitis and someone just mentioned measles/
Have you given him anything to control his fever? Chances are that this will then help him through the night, but perhaps if no improvement by the morning take him to a walk in centre (shouldn't be too busy first thing Sunday)
I've been giving him calpol every six hours or so, and dabbing him with cool water and putting him in front of a fan. HE's had a temperature since Friday afternoon though and it seems like his body aches. He's just started nursery. I got to measles by googling only as he's never had conjunctivitis or such a prolonged fever before.
Ds2 had a fever of around 102 for a few days before it went, medicine brought it down a bit but it kept going back up. It's how the body fights infection. How high is his temp? If you're still concerned call out of hours gp or nhs direct.
i think (but check with nhs direct) that you can actually give calpol and nurofen together if the temp is not coming down. cos the nurofen has no paracetomol in it. when my ds was really poorly with bad temp it was bronchiolitis, is his chest ok -not sounding rattly?
How is he now? If he's the same then I'd call the drs and if breathing is laboured then a&e. Another reason to alternate the 2 meds is that they can then be taken more often. If only calpol then it's every 6 hours but you can take calpol then nurofen 3 hours later and so on.
My DD developed measles at 4 months old So still possible to have it these days.
And as someone else [posted nurofen inbetween the time of capol is good at keeping temp down and is ok to do (we do it often as dd get high temps just looking at a cold )
Its better to give inbetween times rather than at same time as then the temp is likely to stay down. so say 12pm capol, 3pm nurofen, 6pm capol blah blah
he's better - ibuprofen seems to work much better than calpol at keeping temp down, though his eyes are red and he's been given antibiotic drops for them. Doesn't seem like measles, but I'm keeping an eye out for a rash. lisad - was your dd okay?